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South Korean manufacturer Pantech still hasn't made it big in the U.S. market, but their partnership with AT&T has proven to be a steady one so far. The Magnus, AKA the P9090 that we spotted earlier this week, would seem to be Pantech's first high-end device for AT&T, and the first photos of the device have now hit the Internet. It looks like a pretty standard slate phone, with the interesting addition of an asymmetrical duo-tone plastic back. Details are pretty scarce at the moment, though it looks like the lighter gray panel is probably a battery cover.


According to the earlier leak, the Pantech "Magnus" P9090 will run on the popular Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 SoC, giving it a dual-core 1.5Ghz processor and an Adreno 255 GPU. NFC will be onboard, and the photo shows an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash. Given an awkward resolution of 720x1196 and the on-screen buttons, we're betting that the Magnus will thankfully run Ice Cream Sandwich when it reaches American shores. These specs line up pretty well with the Vega Racer 2 model for Korea; if the Magnus is indeed an imported copy, then the screen would be 4.8 inches of Super AMOLED+ powered by a 2020mAh battery. These specs can't be confirmed, and keep in mind that American carriers have a habit of swapping out components for cheaper alternatives on their customized phones.

The Magnus is definitely headed to AT&T in the near future, but pricing and availability remain up in the air.

[Via Engadget]

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • NemaCystX

    I like the techy look of the back, has a Halo style to it (not Holo)

    • Jeremiah Rice

      Now that you mention it, yeah it does. Reminds me of the space marine pistol.

  • IncCo

    at least its different.. i guess

  • Deaconclgi

    Adreno 255? Tell me more about this Adreno 255 GPU. I only know of the 320 that comes after the Adreno 225 that is in the HTC One S US variants of the GS3.